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Five comedies of Aristophanes

Author: Aristophanes.; Benjamin Bickley Rogers; British Drama League,; British Theatre Association,
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, ©1955.
Series: Doubleday anchor books, A57
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Complete and unabridged]View all editions and formats
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In addition to his immense powers for joyous farce and brillian fantasy, Aristophanes is characterized by a consummate and delicate lyrical gift, and a serious and engaged presentation of the major moral and political issues of his day -- or of any day. A comedy of Aristophanes is "a wild though highly intellectual face" (Gilbert Murray); "a dramatized debate in which the persons represent opposing principles" (S.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Plays
Drama
Translations
Comedies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aristophanes.
Five comedies.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1955
(OCoLC)647572884
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aristophanes.; Benjamin Bickley Rogers; British Drama League,; British Theatre Association,
OCLC Number: 1008429081
Description: 343 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: The birds --
The frogs --
The clouds --
The wasps --
Lysistrata.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books, A57
Other Titles: Birds.
Clouds.
Frogs.
Lysistrata.
Wasps.
Works.
Responsibility: translated by Benjamin Bickley Rogers ; with Rogers' introduction and notes edited by Andrew Chiappe.

Abstract:

In addition to his immense powers for joyous farce and brillian fantasy, Aristophanes is characterized by a consummate and delicate lyrical gift, and a serious and engaged presentation of the major moral and political issues of his day -- or of any day. A comedy of Aristophanes is "a wild though highly intellectual face" (Gilbert Murray); "a dramatized debate in which the persons represent opposing principles" (S. H. Butcher).

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